The result? Something I have been wanting to do for a long time, but never had the courage to do (it take some time to put everyone back in to their place) and of fear of being laughed at. Well, at 36 you ought to handle everything that comes your way, and being a Sylvanian collector at this age is laughable in itself, so if you guys haven't laughed at me up until now, hopefully you won't start now.
So here goes, I hope you find it interesting.
I decided to take pictures of all the children in my Village, (unfortunately two missed out for various reasons, that might become obvious soon). Well, taking pictures of the children figures isn't strange, well how about categorising them according to age groups and being paired off with their best friends? Strange? I don't think so, or wait maybe it is. (OCD alert)
First a group photo of all the babies I have (sorry to a fellow collector Eric - the green background was totally unintentional).
Newborn babies: (from front left) Twins Nigella and Austin Chiffon, Twins Jethro and Cordelia Huckleberry, Jacques Chantilly, Joe Hazelnut, Twins Michelle and Eddie Fisher, Ciska Bercher, Heike Buttermilk, Halley Petite and Triplets Brooke, Morgan and Lucas Decker.
One year old babies: (from front left) Dillon Keats, Kyle Patches, Twins Fennel and Dolly Buttercup, Twins Cotton and Dillon Dappledawn, Twins Wendy and Tom Henry-Lloyd, Hannah Perwinkle, Emily Trunk, Bubbles and Bobo Darwin, Troy Corntop and Ricky Chestnut.
Two year old babies: (from front left) Twins Nana and Peanut Trunk, Twins Stephanie and Jeremy Whiskers, Eaton Blackberry, Monty Mcburrows, Twins Noah and Jess Meadows, Karissa Bercher, Clare Keats, Amy Chestnut, Harriet Bearbury, Marcus Woodbrook, Alfie Walnut-Furbanks
Three year old babies: (from front left) Clop Fielding, JC Maces, Burl Timbertop, Larkin Keats, Cookie Mulberry, Skimble Macavity, Lindy Slydale, Jocelyn Chantilly, Lavender Bouquet, Cali Redwood
Four year old babies: (from front left) Cheddar Buttercup, Triplets Thomas, Gerard and Dylan Hunter-Smyth, Triplets Maisie, Sammy and Tommy Puddleford, Pumpkin Mulberry, Hughie Roberts, Rally Farthing, Comfrey Cottontail, Olivia Brighteyes, Cora Corntop, Lumy Honeybear, Carrie Renard, Creme Chocolate and Briel Brightfield
That is the babies done. I like the fact that everyone has a special friend, even though they are so small.
Then came the older children, unfortunately I forgot to take a "group" photo. As they are older best friends are more important. Feel free to tell me what you think of the pairings.
Six year olds: Twins Molly and Muddy Mcburrows
Eight year olds: Mark Maces and Ivor Trunk, Nellie Trunk and Katy Honeybear, Abigail Woodbrook and Frances Redwood.
Near year olds: (from front left) Annabell Buttercup and Karen Chiffon, Sarah Henry-Lloyd and Isabella Hunter-Smyth, Gwendolyn Simpkins and Charlotte Brighteyes, Simon Darwin and Glynn Simpkins
10 year olds: (from front left) Jasmine Bouquet and Prissy Thistlethorn, Jenna Hawton and Odette Hazelnut, Wren Farthing and Katie Darwin, Meshia Brightfield and Willow Cottontail, Hector Hunter-Smyth and Zac Henry-Lloyd, Paddock Buttercup and David Chiffon.
11 year olds: (from front left) Gromwell Cottontail and Diggory Honeybear, Otto Hazelnut and Geo Hawton, Lester Thistlethorn and Sage Bouquet, Rebecca Periwinkle and Nichole Maces, Lauren Fisher and Asparagus Macavity.
12 year olds: (from font left) Scarlet Slydale, Esme Huckleberry, Shelley Keats, Saskia Bercher, Greta Furbanks and Helen Fielding, Rumpus Macavity and Linus Fisher, Buddy Timbertop and Owen Bearbury.
13 year olds: (from front left) Yvette and Ingrid Blackberry, Kirsty Corntop and Amelia Whiskers, Zander Bercher and Elliot Keats, Dennis Huckleberry and Buster Slydale.
14 year olds: (from front left) Oliver Periwinkle and Branson Whiskers, Douglas Furbanks and Radish Dappledawn, Baden Renard and Daniel Fielding, Freya Chocolate and Carrie Mulberry.
15 year olds: Grizabella Macavity and Tilly Dappledawn
16 year olds: Ike Mulberry and Mistoffeless Macavity
So there you have it all the children of Sugarbush Valley and Eaglewood (except for Alyssa Walnut and Helly Beaman) Hope you enjoyed it and that my "weirdness" didn't scare you off or made you laugh to hard.